A Lecturer in Andhra Pradesh has been burned with acid.
After refusing to marry the assailant and turning down all advances, the lecturer was attacked outside Nallapadu University in Guntur and suffered burns to the face. Some also splashed on the assailant and both required medical care.
There is one difference to this story. The victim was a man, the attacker was a woman. Soujanya was infatuated with Venkataramana and when he did not wish to marry her she ambushed him outside dressed in a burkha with the acid.
But this is another person scarred by this deadly trend. While the majority of victims of acid attacks are female, there are male victims too.